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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Heart Attack: Most of the time, there is no warning signs, the first think you get is a chest pain or fainting. ...Read more

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What physical effects of heart attack on a human body are there?

What physical effects of heart attack on a human body are there?

Multiple: Head: fear- feeling of impending doom skin pallor, diaphoresis pulse variable blood pressure variable chest pain lungs shortness of breath abdomen nausea if severe, shock, renal failure, stroke, death. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of extreme shaking all over the body with inability to move at all. Lasts for about 30-60 seconds. Had heart attack 3 weeks ago. ?

Sudden onset of extreme shaking all over the body with inability to move at all. Lasts for about 30-60 seconds. Had heart attack 3 weeks ago. ?

Get HELP!!!!: Not my area of expertise but saw this scrolling thru questions - please get emergent evaluation by MD!! If you are at home with someone notify them NOW about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How much stress and anxiety can the body endure before it suffers from a heart attack or a stroke?

How much stress and anxiety can the body endure before it suffers from a heart attack or a stroke?

Tough to quantitate : Hard to assess risk from stress and anxiety, but would look at the situation a little differently. Yes, harmful to both physical and mental health, and over the long run, can contribute to many medical catastrophes. So, seek out a psychologist or psychiatrist, get some counseling, learn stress management, control your anxiety, and improve your quality of life and of course, health. ...Read more

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What amount stress and anxiety can the body take before it suffers from a heart attack or a stroke?

What amount stress and anxiety can the body take before it suffers from a heart attack or a stroke?

Stress, Anxiety, MIs: It is known that stress and anxiety can definitely increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. The body adapts to a certain amount of stress and anxiety. Even more dangerous than chronic stress and anxiety is a huge spike in one of these. Some people have more organ reserve than others, so that affects your risk, too. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more